I applied online and interviewed at Anheuser-Busch InBev.
Interview Details – Applied it online and finished an online quiz. Few days later I got an email for the next interview. During the interview, I got 30 min to work on a case, about 10 min each for presentation and answering the question.
Interview Question – Why do you want to join InBev? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Anheuser-Busch InBev in October 2013.
Interview Details – Applied through on-campus recruiting. First interview was a case. We were given 30 min to read through portfolios of different beers and we were required to pitch our recommendations to two inbev execs for 7 min. They're interested in whether your math is correct and whether you can back up your recommendations based on what the company's objectives are. The second round was a structural interview. The interviewers seemed to be looking for entrepreneurial experience I think. They didn't seem very interested from the get-go (probably because they had like 20 of these interviews in a row in one day...)
Interview Question –
What is the most competitive process you've been in?
What is your greatest achievement to date?
What is your leadership style?
Why should we hire you?
Describe a scenario where you received negative feedback--how did you improve? Answer Question
I applied through college or university and interviewed at Anheuser-Busch InBev.
Interview Details – Got in contact with ABI through our university career fair. Applied online and was contacted for a on campus business case interview. Was called back later that day for another interview. The second interview is much more of a traditional behavioral interview. The case interview consisted of a 30- min prep session followed by a small 5 min presentation and then a small Q and A session. The first interview went so fast but it seems like they are more concerned with how you present your solution rather than the solution itself.
Interview Question – Case- using given data, recommend two new beers to be implemented to a seasonal lineup of beers. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Anheuser-Busch InBev in September 2013.
Interview Details – They came to my school looking to recruit talented students in all backgrounds. They said not much preparation was required outside of what was on the website. Strong analytical background with business savvy mindset was encouraged. Interview was case study style. They sat me in a room and handed me a packet and told me I had 30 minutes to create a presentation giving recommendations on two new beers they want to launch. I had to present to two company officials who role played as company COOs. It was pretty intimidating to say the least.
Interview Question – Case was difficult... Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Anheuser-Busch InBev in November 2013.
Interview Details – 6 interviews
Interview Question – Panel interview with executive level Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation
I applied through college or university - interviewed at Anheuser-Busch InBev in October 2013.
Interview Details –
I made it through the first two steps of the hiring process:
1. Online assessment for logical reasoning - pretty straightforward timed reasoning test.
2. Case interview - 30 mins to solve a case, 7 minutes to present your solution, 8 minutes of questions (30 mins goes really fast be prepared to think or your feet, you'll probably make mistakes)
3. Behavioral interview - standard, but they push back on you a lot when you answer so be prepared to think on your feet and be confident in your answers
Interview Question – Could you be VP of north America in 10 years? Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Anheuser-Busch InBev in May 2013.
Interview Details –
First step: online application
Second step: a test of approx. 20 questions to assess your personality, really easy to see what answer they expect.
Third step: logical reasoning, also quite simple compared to others I have done
Fourth step: telephone interview + case. You receive a link to an online platform where you will find a case to solve. 30 minutes later they phone you up to hear your results. The questions aren't that hard, it's just the amount of paperwork that makes it difficult. Make sure you read the questions first and then scan through the document for the answers. My case was 11 pages long and was about the creation of a product portfolio for each season. You receive data from your competitors, production constraints and revenue estimates from all different beers you can choose from.
Fifth step: assessment center: first, I had the opportunity to talk to global management trainees, this is not part of the hiring process, so feel free to ask them everything you want. Afterwards I had an interview with two middle managers who asked just regular questions about my career track, my ambitions, my motivation to work ror AB Inbev,... Afterwards there was a business game, where you were divided into mixed groups with people from all over Europe. You position your company into the market, elect a CEO and make production plus marketing decisions. Nothing really difficult, just. Some simple decisions to see how you interact in group and defend your decisions when they're questioned by AB Inbev employees in the room.
Sixth and final step: panel interview with 5 students and 5 AB Inbev professionals. The panel will always contain at least one C-level manager. Mine as the Chief Strategy Officer Jo Van Biesbroeck, I heard that 2 years ago Carlos Brito himself participated in these interviews. This is a tough one... They will ask you questions about practically everything. It's not to scare you guys, but everything that you say will be used against you. So think before you say something;-) questions include for example: say you're hired, who would you like to have on your team of the other students and why? Who rather not and why?
Overall it was a really enjoyable experience. The people of GTI, the company in charge of the hiring process (you will never hear or see an AB Inbev employee before step 5, which is normal as according to the annual report 150.000 people participate in the interviews and only 150 receive a contract) were always on time, friendly and available for questions throughout the entire process. Although I got excluded in the final round, which was kind of a shock in the beginning, I really learned a lot about myself and about interviews. Two weeks later I landed a job at another company as after this experience every other i terview is really easy. The perfect interview prep!
I interviewed at Anheuser-Busch InBev in November 2012.
Interview Details – The first step was a case interview. We were given 30 minutes to analyze a case and then we were asked to present it. Subsequently, you are asked to explain your analysis. The next step is a standard behavioral interview. The third step is ABI day, during which you do a business simulation. The simulation is an excel model and has 7 rounds. You control the price of your product and the money spent on advertising. Your performance is measured in terms of profitability, marketing share and social IQ.
Interview Question – During the simulation you are pared into teams and I was asked to "fire" one of my team members. View Answer
The process took 2 days - interviewed at Anheuser-Busch InBev in January 2012.
Interview Details – Initially communicated with a representative at the career fair. He instructed me to apply online. After the online application and questionnaire, I was asked to come in for a group interview. This consisted of working with a team to solve a case study. Each person was evaluated more on their individual contributions than the final outcome of the group presentation.
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